Zelkova Trees along the Seri River
During Hikone Castle's construction, the flow of the Seri River was shifted to its current position, and a series of large trees were planted along its banks, both to mark the boundary of the castle town, and to offer it some protection.
The zelkova trees planted here have stood for close to 400 years, and now stand tall, in beautiful rows. This area is an excellent place for relaxation in Hikone, whether with the cherry blossoms here in the springtime, or during periods of fresh green, when the trees offer a cool walking path.
- Gosanjo-cho, Hikone City, Shiga Prefecture 522-0086